Unable to pay loan installments: housewife in Hathazari ‘dies by suicide’ | The Daily Star
08:43 PM, September 22, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:45 PM, September 22, 2020

Unable to pay loan installments: housewife in Hathazari ‘dies by suicide’

A housewife allegedly died by suicide after failing to pay installments of loans from some local NGOs in Hathazari upazila of Chattogram district early today.

The deceased was identified as Rupna Sharma (38), wife of Arun Kumar Sharma, of Mozaffarpur village in the upazila.

Quoting locals, Sub-inspector Mozahid, of Hathazari Model Police Station, said to fulfill the needs of her family, Rupna took Tk 8 lakh loan from seven local NGOs in the last few years.

Somehow she used to pay the installments but for the last several months she failed to pay in time as the family was hit hard by the pandemic, said OC of the police station Md Masud Alam.

The NGO authorities repeatedly asked her to continue paying installments which became a burden for her, added the OC.

"She hanged herself some time in the night," said her husband Arun.

On information, police went to the spot and recovered the body this noon.

 

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